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Juan Carlos Sanchez Ready For First Defense in Jalisco

By Rafael Soto

Puerto Vallarta, Jal. - The super flyweight world champion recognized by the International Boxing Federation (IBF), Juan Carlos "Zurdito" Sanchez puts his title on the line against a very experienced fighter, who is also former world champion Alberto "Topo "Rosas, this Saturday at the Arena TKT Box 2012 Tour in Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco.

The battle between Sanchez (13-1-1, 7 KOs) and Rosas (36-6-0, 27 KOs) is the main event and it will be televised by TV Azteca brought to you by Zanfer and Tecate.

Sanchez surprised the boxing world this past February in his hometown of Los Mochis, when he won decision over a man considered to be a solid world champion, Rodrigo "Gato" Guerrero.

For the time being, Sanchez has been training in Mochis under the watchful eye of his father, Juan Carlos "Zurdito" Sanchez, Tiburcio Garcia and trainer Edgar Lucero, practicing physical and mental tactics to avoid making errors before a dangerous fighter like "Topo" Rosas, who has been world champion.

The Nayarit born Juan Alberto Rosas won the four fights in 2011. In his most recent fight in Mazatlan, he won a decision over South African boxer Zolani Tete in what was a final elimination bout, which made him become the official challenger to Sanchez's title.

"Topo" won the IBF super flyweight world championship in July 2010, knocking out South African Simphiwe Nongqayi. However, in his first defense against Cristian Mijares, he lost the belt.

The result of the match between "Zurdito" and "Topo" is unknown because one is a young fighter still rising up in the ranks but technically strong, and he's facing a veteran of high strength who fought the best in the world with serious aspirations of becoming champion again.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by bigcursedawg on 05-11-2012

Sanchez is huge for 115. Should be a good scrap.

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